Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Historians and MOOCs at the 2014 AHA

Jonathan Rees reports that his panel, "How Should Historians Respond to MOOCs," will be on the program at the annual January meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington D.C.

Rees is one of the more prolific critics of MOOCs and has transformed his blog "More or Less Bunk" into a virtual anti-MOOCfest.  In fact, he has just announced the "Down with MOOCs World Tour."  Catch him in a city near you.

Rees will be joined on the panel by Anne Little of Colorado State (a.k.a. Historiann), Philip Zelikow of the University of Virginia, and Jeremy Adelman of Princeton.  This should make for some interesting conversation.  As some of you know, Rees enrolled in Adelman's World History MOOC and has been quite critical of it.

I will be in D.C. for the AHA festivities and hope to make it to this panel.  Stay tuned.  It should be a packed room.